As a native Houstonian (3RD Generation) I can tell you that Democrats in Texas in my youth were both moderate and conservative as much as many many republicans today! Now today's democrats are so liberal and progressive that a moderate is as hard to find as a wee person's pot of gold at the end of a rainbow....and I am now talking about a rainbow coalition! As Americans we all have our political views and personal opinions and as such should vote as we feel we must. But if I may ask, are you or me or our families better off today than we were 3 1/2 years ago at the beginning of the current administrations ascendancy into political power or are things worse? If your lives are not better today, would not your common sense tell you it was time for real change and getting back on a path of positive things in America ie; more and better jobs, better wages, better lifestyles, larger savings accounts and retirement plans, ability to send our children to good Universities and many more personal freedoms? Perhaps it is time to vote for the party of Lincoln, Reagan and yes, Martin Luther King so that we can again pursue prosperity, happiness and the true American Way. May God Bless us all in America.
08-03-12 Hey GB! WOW! Haven't heard from you in a while and have been asking about you.
Hope everything is okay with you and your family. Take care and we hope to hear more from you soon, my friend!
Hey man,How's it? I got into line for some delicious Chick-Fil-A sandwiches about three weeks ago and have been stuck in perpetual motion attempting to get closer to the counter and finally order.There is some crazy whack job in the drive-up giving a sweet girl a hard time and I am ready to jump the counter and bust his balls.
Been chasing rats.They build up a resistance to Decon so it was time for some recon,recoil and ruin,and the guy that lost his job over his rant at the drive-up thought he was having a bad day! Thanks for the comment,good to be back.We all kiss the soil of the USA upon return.It's been tasting a little soiled lately.November has a way of disinfecting parasites.
Integrity. Mitt didn't change his message, his cadence, his accent for the NAACP audience. No pandering .
Unlike Mrs.Clinton and Mr.Obama, who pick up a drawl and twang when they speak to a black audience.
A very well-balanced speech that addressed the fundamental issues of entrepreneurial free-market economy vs. Big-government Obamanomics to the right audience of NAACP and the black communities at large without polarized-conservative political overtone. Most importantly, Mitt chose NAACP as the forum to unveil his comprehensive 5-steps economic plan for the nation; which spoke volume of the importance he placed to win their vote and confidence by effectively reaching out to major ethenic groups. The 5-steps economic plan is down-to-earth and comphensive enough for the common folks to click-in and understand.
Mitt is not the ideal candidate of choice for many conservatives, yet he is now the man of the hour (perhaps for good reasons or sovereign will of God) to unit all Americans (save for the hardcore far-left progressive) for the restoration of constitutional government and common good.
I have not watched the whole thing, but I have seen the clips from today, and the ending, just on NBC news.
Getting respect after his open and honest speech WAS and IS encouraging.
Oh-UH-O has not done the AA or Black folks well if you ask my opinion.
What I saw was a partial standing ovation at the END, and that is a VERY GOOD SIGN!
May mean a few more votes than John McCain got !!!!
He only got 4% (against O, 96% voted for him), I think W got 8%, With Oh-oh-no's record, maybe Mitt can pick up a few conservative Black voters (I pray)?
HE went, they appreceated it, and there probably was a moderate, conserative, or independent there who is aware of our situation.
GOD BLESS THEM!
Houston is my home town but I live in San Antonio now and these people were respectful.
If they vote for Mitt, and he is elected, lets pray he gets them ALL back to work (who are out of work and want to go back), family and friends included.
We can't survive this progressive takeover if extended with O-BLAME-O's re-election, the country will be changed in a very negative and PROFOUND way.
I think it was said, FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMED is the goal I hear.
As it is, it is going to be very rough ride, WE ALL KNOW IT !
And very difficult to grow our way back to prosperity.
Thanks for letting us see the whole speech. The radio pundits are only focused on the "booing" episode but there was so much more that was good.
Mr. Romney did a great job of showing that he will be the President for ALL the people not just the white or the black communities but the entire American Community.
memo to black and non black alike, electing a president black or non black does not lift anybody the only solution is to get of your lazy ass and read some books specifically on Math and Science.
This is my first time on this site. I like the variety of opinions and respect shown to each commenter. I will be back. I am an AA and I really liked Romney's speech, especially when he said something to the effect that if you knew or I could adequately communicate what's in my heart... It was powerful but probably not effective to this particular black audience.
Wisewoman2, I just read your other post below describing yourself as an AA who was a democrat for 45 years. I think you can give us all some great insight in terms of how to talk to disillusioned liberals who may be questioning their allegiance to the Democrat party. Political junkies like us tend to talk about politics a lot with our friends. I live in a very blue state and often wonder what I could say to convince democrats who are disappointed in Obama that the reason they are disappointed is because their party's ideology has become progressive socialist, and that it is OK to vote for the other party! So I look forward to seeing more of your comments here at TRS and welcome your unique perspective.
Just tell them in kind words that they were deceived. He wanted the presidency so bad that he was willing to do or say aything to get it. They voted for him on the belief that they were getting the real thing. Tell them that the country can not stand 4 more years of an individual who would from the pulpit of a black church in 2008 claim that his mother and father met at the Selma march in Alabama in 1965 and "little Barack was born" when he was actually born in 1961.
Didn't you have some comments on here a few minutes ago. My wifi was all screwed up and wouldn't load the video worth a darn...I tried to reply and like your other two comments-with no luck. Or then again, I have been having some senile moments. But, whatever I read....it was really good.
I speak from the heart and I do not have a deceptive bone in my body. I can't stand a liar either. That is my problem with Obama he is a natural born liar who relies on deception to "win" and to get his bills passed. He deceived regarding the stimulus saying unemployment would never reach 8% and would fall to under 6% in this quarter (instead 830 billion for 2.5 million jobs at a cost of $330,000/job, unemployed over 8%) healthcare (preminums lowered $2500, 20 new middleclass taxes, increased cost to the states to be passed on to the middleclass), 2 million green energy jobs(Spent 38 billions for 60,000 jobs at a cost of $633,333/job). Now he is using deception to try to smear Romney's stellar busines record and excellent record as governor of MA. DECEIVER = CAN NOT BE TRUSTED.
If Gov Romney didn’t appear before the NAACP they would have mocked and ridiculed him. The media would of had a field day.
He went in and gave what I think was a realistic overview of what’s occurring.
Did he change any minds? Unlikely. Unless there were a few that just didn’t want to show much real appreciation for fear of being ostracized.
The only thing I would have added on this exceptional speech was to ask point blank for their votes. He could have said "Lend me your votes for this election. I know I'm asking a lot. But we have a lot to fight for together come the next four years."
I think it's great that he went and at least tried to talk sense to these people but I fear it will fall on deaf ears. As long as one clings to the past, they can't move forward and that's a fact.
Best chance at making inroads with the black community (and Hispanics) boldly state
" I do NOT support same sex marriage"
This was brilliant African Americans may not support him but this goes a long way in insuring they will not FEAR him and irrational fear of Romney is Obama's only weapon .
If Romney can do what he did here among Hispanics and Women as well, he will win easily. And isn't that what really matters since Romney at his worst is ten times better than Obama at his best
I liked it. It wasn't a receptive audience to begin with, so given that fact, that there was any applause at all was a good sign. At one point I thought the quiet/tepid response from the audience was due to the SOBERING FACTS ABOUT BLACKS which Romney so patiently and clearly spelled out. I think they heard a bit of reality... hard to deny the truth when every statistic he stated rings so true.
AARRGGHH!! We are our own worst enemy at every stinking turn. Look at the intro paragraph. Think about this from an advertising perspective...
"Even if it meant getting booed" is the way you start your article? That's going to be part of every shared link. You are reinforcing the message "Romney gets booed".
Try this as an article intro instead:
If you missed this speech live then you'll surely want to watch it now. It was a great speech by Romney who didn't go to pander, but to stand firm on the issues, and it earned him a standing ovation. And he...
Folks, the PRODUCTS for sale in early November are set, you get two choices - Romney or Obama. From here on out this is an advertising campaign. We on social media can either help or hurt.
My favorite part is where he tries to rush through his explanation of repealing obamacare, as if they might not catch it, hahaha.
I liked the five clearly stated points, well done in front of a hostile audience. The only time they booed was when you threaten to take away that free Obama money. There was a time in America when people were ashamed to take the Government hand outs. Where have those times gone?
In conclusion - IMHO
It was 4 out 5 stars
Applause at the end
+ the organist applauding with his instrument
Pleasant surprise, maybe he is starting to get it, more strong in this speech then he has sounded in the past.
You stuck to your guns Mitt. Whether people agree or disagree, I'm sure you gained some respect today.
Good strong speech. Full of facts and figures. Delivered in a straightforward and respectful manner. None of the arrogance we *always* see when NObama is repeating what his teleprompter tells him to say. More applause then boos, and this from the NAACP as well. I'd score this speech 9/10.
Biden will be the feature spewer at NAACP tomorrow. He' will demonize anyone who disagrees with liberals view and denigrate anyone who's earned his wealth.
Biden is one speaker who can reach the level of the NAACP.
I wonder if the attendees will have to show ID?
I'm looking forward to the blundering Biden strikes again video tomorrow. The irony of having to show ID to get in will probably be lost on them.
You're right, W, the ability to spot, and experience, irony is pretty high up there on the scale of human emotions.
Remember Maxine Jackass Lee talking on her cell phone while a constituent asked her a question? And then waving her hand for the person to continue speaking? Do you think that if Slap-ass Maxie watched the video today, that she would understand the incongruousness of her Congressional behavior toward a voter.
You think Maxie "the arrogant, idiot-slob" Jackass Lee came by that grotesque ability naturally or did she have to learn it from her parents, her pastors, her grand parents, aunties, uncles and cousins, friends, associates, childhood heroes, relatives and peers?
(I'm headed over the edge here, so I'll stop.)